is a resisitor a rheastat? and will this be the same resistor as a nissan note?
i ask as i opened this thread hopefully to gain some knowledge on them as my wifes seems to have died in her runaround. not having much luck finding a replacement as i dont know what im looking for and eurocarparts say they dont sell one.
FWIW i dont know if youll die, but its the sort of trick id try 😀
yeah, apparently it commonly fails when regularly used on speed 1 as it overheats and the fan doesnt shift enough air to keep it cool
add to that the fan was corroded (squeaking) which may have increased the power required
youtube suggest you cut out the thermoresistor and replace, but i cant find one…. and the whole piece is available on ebay for £8
(shame i sat on my mobile while trying to remove it – new screen will cost me )
If you’re worried, you can buy a replacement thermal fuse thing from Maplins and solder it in – use a heat shunt to stop it pre-blowing. Did that with my Corrado a few years back and it’s not died since.
Is your heater blower motor on the way out? Seems to be what’s behind the increased load – starts squeaking.
Re Nissan Note – if this is the same part and similar place fitted to the Micra it is an easy fix. Having lived for years with only the 3 and 4 setting working I bought the part off Ebay and fitted it to my wife’s 2007 Micra.